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China Turns to Poetry After Wenchuan Earthquake

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Online Only, posted 6.23.08

In the wake of China’s May 12 earthquake, both amateur and professional poets have contributed to a surge of poetry written in response to the disaster, prompting the publication of a number of anthologies, China.org.cn recently ported. The Wenchuan earthquake, named for the location of its epicenter in the nation’s Sichuan Province, killed nearly seventy thousand people and displaced an estimated five million more.

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Hundreds of Volunteers Help to Rescue Iowa Library Books

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Online Only, posted 6.20.08

Thousands of library books at the University of Iowa, home to the Writers' Workshop, were in danger of being destroyed last week when the swollen Iowa River crested and flooded Iowa City. Located in the heart of the Iowa River valley, the university has not experienced such an event since since the devastating summer floods of 1993.

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Dante Cleared of Crime Seven Centuries After His Death

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Online Only, posted 6.19.08

Nearly seven hundred years after his death, Dante Alighieri, Italy's most famous poet, finally has a clean criminal record. The city council of Florence voted earlier this week to revoke a death sentence placed on the poet in 1302.

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Vermont Inn Invites Jane Austen Enthusiasts to Slip Back in Time

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Online Only, posted 6.18.08

A Vermont inn recently announced that it will host a series of four themed weekends aimed at giving Jane Austen aficionados a taste of the author's nineteenth-century lifestyle.

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Hanks and Howard Banned From Filming Angels and Demons in Rome Churches

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Online Only, posted 6.17.08

The Roman Catholic Church yesterday declared two churches in Rome off limits to Ron Howard's film crews as they resume production of Angels and Demons, the film adaption of Dan Brown's prequel to The Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks, the Associated Press reported. Filming had been delayed due to the writers' strike.

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Debut Novelist Rawi Hage Wins IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

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Online Only, posted 6.13.08

Dublin mayor Paddy Bourke announced yesterday that Rawi Hage has won the 2008 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the most lucrative prize given for a single work of fiction published in English, for his first novel, De Niro’s Game (House of Anansi Press, 2006). He received 100,000 euros (approximately $155,000).

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